Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Preserved Fetus Stolen

The Associated Press is reporting a story that a "preserved 13-week-old fetus" was stolen by two women from an exhibit at the California Science Center.

The fetus, infused with polymers in a process called plastination to prevent decay, was part of a traveling display entitled "Body Worlds 2: The Anatomical Exhibition of Real Human Bodies."

A surveillance video showed the suspects removing the fetus from an unlocked display case on the third floor between 2 a.m. and 3 a.m. Saturday during the round-the-clock closing weekend of the exhibit, police Detective Jimmy Render said Tuesday.

Angelina Whalley, director of the Institute for Plastination said, "How can somebody do this ... it's such a disrespect."

Our country is a funny place isn't it. Taking a dead yet preserved human fetus from an exhibit is a crime worthy of investigation but killing living human fetuses is not.

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